While GM, Toyota and Volkswagen continue to test the boundaries of just how small vehicles can shrink, Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has unveiled the show’s own version of micro-transportation during the debut of its 19th season.
Dubbed the P45, the so-called car looks more like body armor topped by lights and mirrors shoved into a scooter, although is it is powered by a gas powered engine that can be switched out for batteries and an electric motor. And while Clarkson claims that he was able to get it up to 34 mph during a test run in actual traffic, he did admit that the car generated more “embarrassment than momentum, and was terrifying to drive.”
It is also bound to be even less popular with consumers that the Kenguru EV, which is basically a fiberglass car-shaped wrapper for wheelchairs now being sold by Community Cars of Pfugerville, TX. The Kensuru (originally made by Rehab Ltd. of Hungary) can get up to 28 mph and retails for $25,000 when available.